EDDIE HEARN claims Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could be ON in December.
AJ’s promoter is planning the biggest fight in British boxing history, although Joshua must first dethrone his conqueror Oleksandr Usyk and the Gypsy King reverse his decision to retire.
Hearn said: “I think you’re going to see Joshua-Fury whatever happens, honestly.
“But hopefully we can see it for the undisputed world heavyweight championship in December.”
Joshua’s rematch against Ukraine’s unified heavyweight champion Usyk looks certain to be pushed back from July 23 to mid-August at the earliest.
And although the undefeated Fury has vowed never to fight again, he has stayed in training.
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The 33-year-old KO last fatally hit Dillian Whyte in the sixth round in April in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
The Mancunian said last month: “I am very happy and content to be retired.
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m enjoying my retirement so much.”
But many doubt his word — especially when he has a dazzling sum dangling in front of his eyes to take on Joshua.
So the biggest obstacle could be AJ Usyk falling who comfortably overtook him last September.
Watford hero Joshua, 32, claimed the defeat “killed me mentally”.
And he knows his credibility at the top is on the line if he seeks revenge.
Speaking to fans in an Instagram Q&A, Hearn added, “I rate Usyk but I believe in Anthony Joshua and I believe he will do it right in the rematch, I really do.
“The fight is agreed in terms of where it will take place and both sides have reached an agreement.
“It just took ten days longer than we wanted.
“Without giving a date, all I can tell you is that we’re finalizing the final paperwork and everything is agreed, so hold on.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5463359/tyson-fury-anthony-joshua-on-december-says-hearn/ Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is scheduled for December by promoter Hearn despite Gypsy King announcing his retirement